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Wise Earth Camp - Connecting with the Land
Friday 8th - Saturday 16th August 2008 inclusive
A field somewhere near Tiverton - Devon.
A map and details of how to get
there will be sent to you on receipt of a booking form
Adults - £111, Children (5 to 16 years) - £55
summer, around the ancient festival of Lammas, people of all ages and from
many walks of life, gather together for 10 days and
collectively create a safe and caring community, living closely with nature.
This forms the energetic structure in which a variety of workshops, ceremonies
and celebrations take place, and is the spirit of Oak Dragon Camps.
brings the Wise Earth Camp, an opportunity to connect with the natural environment
and spirits of place, with a focus on establishing a strong connection with
will build a shrine structure together as an altar for earth healing work
and ceremony, then weave our intentions for living
more lightly upon this earth into the magical and creative projects of the
week. There will be a sweat lodge, a theatre group, well-being dome, eisteddfod,
powwow, and a feast.
week will include a series of workshops on ancestral skills – using natural
materials and the resources of the land to practice ancient crafts such as
basket weaving, green wood work, carving, bows and arrows, birch besoms and
making and using natural paints and dyes.
will enjoy their own workshops each morning connecting with the same themes
the nourishment of community we will support and witness each other in our
steps to care more deeply for the environment and honour our commitments towards
greater sustainability in all aspects of our lives.
the camp there will be times of stillness and meditation, time for nourishing
the body, through physical practices, healing therapies and treatments, time
for dancing, singing and celebrating together.
year we will be creating a council of elders within the camp structure, drawing
on the wisdom and ancient traditions to encourage the sustainability of Oak
Dragon for future generations.
camp fee does not include the provision for food. Eating arrangements are
decided within each circle.
official camp opening is during the morning of Saturday 5th August, However
it is usual for people to arrive the previous Friday so that they have time
to pitch their tents and familiarise themselves with their circle and the
camp layout and facilities.
more information on the Oak Dragon Summer Camp and for a printable booking
form, please visit the Oak Dragon Camps website.